Morocco, Marrakech private desert tours and camel trekking in Erg chebbi dunes in 12 days including Casablaca, Hassan II mosque, Rabat, Volibillis, Meknes, Fes, Ifrane, Erfoud, Merzouga sahara desert, camel rides, Toudra gorges, Roses valley, Sekoura, Ouarzazate, Taourirt Kasbah, Ait ben haddou Kasbah, The high atlas mountains, Tizi n’tichka pass & Marrakech.
• ITINERARY •
Day 1: Casablanca
Greeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Casablanca. Dinner in hotel and overnight.
Day 2: Casablanca To Meknes
After breakfast we will collect you from your hotel to visit the Mosque of Hassan II before departing to the capital city Rabat. In Rabat you can visit to the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. After lunch we will depart to Meknes to arrive early in the evening.
Day 3: Meknes – Volubilis – Fes
After breakfast we will take a tour of Meknes including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, the Royal Granaries & the city rampart. We will then depart via Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town. We will continue onto Fes. Dinner and accommodation at a traditional riad.
Day 4: Fes Explore
You will have a guided tour to discover the the medina and the famous Souks of Fes – its narrow cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques and towering green-glazed minarets.. You will visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Fes. The tour will include a visit to the tannery and the ceramics cooperative to see the traditional moroccan crafts.
Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Arfoud – Merzouga desert camp
Your driver will meet you at your riad or hotel at 8:00a.m., depart and transport (8 hours) over the Middle Atlas mountains through the cedar forests of Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco),azrou, Midelt and the Ziz gorges towards Sahara, until the Erg Chebbi dunes appear on the horizon.,after relaxing few minuts in Merzouga,we go to the camels who are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, we go to a high dunes to see the sunset , we will spend the night in nomad tents
Day 6: Khamlia – Nomad villages – Erg echabbi – Merzouga
We will wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes before making our way back to the hotel for a shower. and After breakfast heading to Khamlia village to enjoy live Gnawa music, continue through an off-road to have a tour of sand dunes then stop to have a tea with nomads in berber tents you will discover a new sence of life, from there back to the hotel.
Day 7: Merzouga desert – Arfoud – Tinjdad – Toudra gorges
This morning you’ll travel through the remote volcanic Saghro Massif to Tinehir. Along the way you can visit a fossil workshop for a closer look at Sahara’s wonderful varieties of ancient life. and later we will have free time to walk around the “gorges”, to enjoy the river and the fabulous views.overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Toudra gorges – Tinghir – Kalaa Magouna – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou.
After breakfast you can wander with a local guide* through palmeries, villages, gardens, and kasbahs for a close look at traditional Berber ways of life. Your next destination is Ouarzazate. You will pass through many Berber villages, and green riverside oasis and barren red hillsides clustered with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). Along the way you’ll drive off road (weather permitting) across the mountains to the remote village of Boutaghrah. You will pass through many Berber villages, and green riverside oasis and barren red hillsides clustered with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). Villages sprinkle the Skoura oasis and the Valley of the Rose, famous for soft Persian rose oil – until Ouarzazate – and continue on to Ait Benhaddou. overnight in the kasbah.
Day 9: Ait Ben Haddou – Telwet – Marrakech
Today you’ll explore the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. The village of clustered Berber Kasbahs has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Back in the car, you’ll follow the old Salt Road camel caravan route toward Telouet to visit the old Glaoui kasbah. This was once a beautiful palace but now stands crumbling to ruins because no one wants to remember “the vulture” sultan and his son “Thami” who lived here until the 1950’s. After lunch descend the High Atlas mountains Tichka pass to Marrakech, with time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes over coffee . Arrive in Marrakech at 6 p.m.
Day 10: Explore Marrakech
After breakfast, we explore Marrakech’s historical sites: Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Minaret, Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace. Tour the walls of the old medina, Agdal Gardens, the new Sueliz district, the markets, and the famous Djemaa el Fna Square. The famous square – the size of a football field -is as it was 500 years ago: storytellers, vendors of Magic potions, dancers, snake charmers, and acrobats. Dinner, Hotel.
Day 11: Marrakech free day
Free day in Marrakech during the morning and in the afternoon Transfer to Casablanca to over night in the hotel.
Day 12: Transfer Airport
Transfer To Casablanca airoport.
PRICES PER PERSON Taxes included
50% reduction for children under 12 years, free for children under 5 years (Maximum one child per family)
1170 € per person
930 € per person
840 € per person
WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
– Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Deluxe Van for the selected tour + fuel
– English-speaking driver
– Entrance fees
– 3 or 4 stars hotels, Kasbahs & Riads
– Overnight accommodation with breakfast
– Camel ride
flights and tips not included
Explore Morocco Tours is a tour operator company registered by the Moroccan government. All of our automobiles are air-conditioned, 4 x 4 Toyota vehicles suited for off-road travel fitted to carry 6 passengers as well as hyundai h1 minivan that can seat six to eight passengers. We can also provide 48 seated buses for larger groups.
Confirmation and Payment
25% deposit is necessary to confirm any program. The reservation should be done at least 4 weeks before starting program. Tours booked before that need full payment at the time of booking.
All payments via bank transfer, checks (payable in euros, MAD or US $) and credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discovery or via PayPal are accepted.
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